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Women’s program

Immaculate Heart Church, Crosslake, and St. Emily Church, Emily, are hosting the Women of Grace Study Program “Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life.” The program runs through March 2015. The group meets every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and begins with coffee and a light breakfast. The cost is $50 for materials. Scholarships are available. Babysitting is also a possibility. To register contact Marie Schmid at (218) 330-8105 or

Run for the Mission

Run for the Mission XC race hosted by St. Joseph’s youth of Crosby and Deerwood will be held at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Golf Course, 25039 Tame Fish Lake Road, Deerwood, Oct. 4. All proceeds fund the 2015 mission trip. The distances are 5K, 3K and 1/2K with starting times of 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. The fee is $25. The 1/2K for kids is free but no T-shirt. All 5K and 3K participants receive a T-shirt. There is also a spaghetti feed at St. Joseph’s Church, 617 Poplar St., Crosby, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3. $8 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 years. To register contact Tammy at (218) 838-0658 or

Diocesan Assembly

The Diocese of Duluth’s ninth annual Diocesan Assembly will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Marshall School auditorium in Duluth. Presenter Thomas Smith from Ascension Press will speak on “Walking Toward Eternity: Making Choices for Today.” All are invited to attend. On-site registrations are accepted, fee $40 general admission, $25 student and $25 spouse (if sharing materials). Materials and lunch not guaranteed for on-site regisrations.

Booya dinner

St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, Aitkin, will have its 22nd annual Booya Saturday, Oct. 4, after the 5 p.m. Mass. A bowl of Booya, breadsticks, dessert and a beverage for $5. Take-home Booya also available for $2 a scoop or $20 a bucket. Containers supplied. If there is any Booya left it will be sold as take-out after the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday. Handicapped accessible.

Pumpkin sale

Pumpkins are for sale as a St. Michael’s Church youth fundraiser from Sunday, Oct. 5, until they are sold out. A variety of sizes, shapes and prices. Sales from 9 a.m. to dusk daily at St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Call Denise at (218) 525-1902 for information.

Mass on TV

The Diocese of Duluth sponsors a televised Mass at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on WDIO-Duluth and WIRT-Hibbing. Donations are welcome and can be sent to TV Mass, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth, MN 55812. Please make checks payable to TV Mass. For information contact the diocese at (218) 724-9111.

Chicken dinner, bake sale

The fall chicken dinner and bake sale will be held at St. Rose Church, 2 Sixth Ave., Proctor, Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Take-outs available. Handicapped accessible. Adult $9, children $5, under age 5 free. Home-cooked meal complete with banana cream pie dessert. Bake sale. Take chances on grocery basket and fall basket drawings. Drawings take place at 4 p.m. Need not be present to win.

Catholic Singles Group

Catholic Singles Group in the Twin Ports hosts weekly events and meets for brunch every other week as well as attends swing dance lessons. For information on the Catholic Singles Group and its activities contact Deborah at (218) 879-6266 or visit

Young adult singles

If you are single, between the ages of 25 and 40, and looking to meet other Catholics in that age group, please contact Deborah at (218) 879-6266 or Mike at (218) 730-7419 to be placed on a singles group list for young adults. Young adult singles meet Mondays for dinner, pool and darts, call Mike (above) or Gary at (218) 260-6358. All singles can attend any of the activities of the regular Catholic Singles Group.

Rosary for election

St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, Aitkin, will pray the rosary every Monday at noon until the mid-term elections in November. The intentions will be that those elected will follow God’s will and all Christian principles that are rooted in the foundation of the commandments and the truths of the Gospel. Call the church for information at (218) 927-6581. Handicapped accessible.

Women’s Bible study

A women’s study group at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, will study Mary using the book “Mary, Virgin, Mother, and Queen: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics,” by Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa. Meetings are Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call Kristi at the church office at (218) 722-3078 for more information and to request a copy of the book.

Pasty sale

St. Joseph’s Church CCW of Crosby is taking orders for pasties for pick-up on the Wednesdays of October at the church at 619 Poplar St. To order, call Kay at (218) 545-2306. Please leave a message. $5 each. Gravy is offered for an extra $1. Orders are filled to be picked up on the Wednesday they are baked.

Moms group

St. James Catholic Moms Group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month through May 28, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in St. James School, 715 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth. Traditional Catholic parenting in today’s secular world will be discussed using the Blessed Mother as a model. Mothers of all ages are welcome. Lessons are from “Momnipotent,” by Danielle Bean (available at Catholic Customs, (218) 624-7701). Nursery available, freewill donation. Register with Cheryl Foldesi at (218) 628-2932 or

Election information nights

The Minnesota Catholic Conference will be speaking at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St., Brainerd, on Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., and St. Patrick’s Church, 203 Lawler Ave. S., Hinckley, on Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. Think about politics in a new way and receive new, Minnesota-specific tools to help you make tough, informed decisions about the elected officials you support. Event and materials are free. Good will donations accepted. Visit and click on “Events” or call (651) 227-8777 for more information.

Marriage Encounter

The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are Oct. 10-12 in Buffalo, Oct. 24-26 in Rapid City, S.D., Nov. 21-23 in Prior Lake and Stewartville, and Dec. 5-7 in Duluth. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit the website or contact Alan and Missy Block at or (888) 455-3496.


St. Philip Neri Church bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Industrial Town Hall, 7519 Albert Road, Saginaw. Crafts, baked goods, fruits and vegetables, plus many more items. Morning coffee and donuts and lunch of chili with all the fixings will be served. Handicapped accessible. For information call (218) 729-9371 or (218) 729-5268.


“Pope Francis, Mercy is the Heart of the Gospel,” held Saturday, Oct. 11, at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth. Gathering with refreshments at 8:30 a.m., workshop runs 9 a.m. to noon. Directed by Benedictine Sister Sarah O’Malley. Freewill offering. RSVP by Oct. 4 by calling Pat at (218) 729-7576 or the St. Lawrence parish office at (218) 722-2259.

Fall festival

Queen of Peace Church, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet, will host its annual fall festival Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11-12. Doors open at 9 a.m. Saturday with marketplace tables, refreshments, children’s games and raffles. Ham or turkey bingo begins at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. Mass and taco or spaghetti dinner. After the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday there is a brunch and raffle drawings. For more information call parish office at (218) 879-6793 or Teresa Skansgaard at (218) 879-6032. Handicapped accessible.

Monastic experience

Single Catholic women ages 21-45 who are interested in learning about a vocation to religious life are invited to arrange a visit to St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth according to their own time schedule. Visitors are welcome to come to pray with the monastic community, meet the sisters and have their questions answered. Interested women are invited to call Sister Mary Catherine Shambour at (218) 723-6646 to check on available times and dates for visiting. There is no charge or obligation for making the informational visit, but one must call in advance to arrange.

Public square rosaries

Pray for our nation at the public square rosary rallies that will be held at different sites in the diocese Saturday, Oct. 11 at noon. Sites: at the Big Fish in Garrison (Hwy. 169), at St. Andrew’s Church west parking lot, 1108 Willow St., Brainerd and at 36037 County Road 66 in Crosslake. Sponsored by America Needs Fatima. This year is the 97th anniversary. More than 12,000 rallies will take place in the U.S. and the world.

Oktoberfest dinner

An Oktoberfest dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner includes sauerbraten and potato dumplings and ends with homemade apple crisp for $10 for adults and $7 for children. For information call the church at (218) 722-3078.

Quilt bingo

A quilt bingo will be held beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, at Holy Family Church, 1182 County Road 8, Hillman, Bulldog Lake. Handicapped accessible. Crafts, door prizes and lunch will be served. For information contact Judy at (218) 764-2655 or Jean at (218) 764-2665.

John Michael Talbot

John Michael Talbot is coming for three evenings of ministry Oct. 12-14 at 7 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids. Each evening will include an inspiring message and Talbot sharing his sacred music. There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be taken each night to support the ministries of Talbot and the Brothers and Sisters of Charity. For more information on this ministry, visit or call the church at (218) 326-2843.

Kateri Circle

St. Joseph and St. Mary Kateri Circle of Deer River will meet Monday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Mary Church, 15 First Ave. N.E., Deer River. They meet the second Monday of each month. For information call Luke Wilson at (218) 246-8382.

NFP introductory sessions

Northland Family Programs will hold free natural family planning introductory sessions at different sites at 7 p.m. on Mondays: in Duluth Oct. 13 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital; in Grand Rapids Oct. 13 in the Grand Oakes East and West Room at Itasca Medical Center; in Cloquet Oct. 20 at Community Memorial Hospital; in Hibbing Oct. 20 at Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi; in Brainerd Oct. 20 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center; in Crosby and Aitkin by appointment; and in Superior, Wis., Oct. 27 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Preregistration is required. Call (218) 786-2378 or (800) 842-0279. For information visit

Apple activities

All Things Apple, an event for third and fourth graders will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to noon and Friday, Oct. 17th (an identical session). Children will pick apples off the trees, make apple treats, create apple art, sing about apples and more. Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Dorene King, a licensed teacher and director of McCabe Renewal Center. Suggested donation $20. Register early, openings limited to 10 children per session. To register for either of these programs, contact McCabe Renewal Center at (218) 724-5266 or

Catechetical leader meeting

A catechetical leader meeting for DREs and youth ministers will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Pastoral Center, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Topics include safe environment mandatory reporting, “Catechesis in the Church’s Mission of Evangelization” and a demonstration of online resources from textbook publishers. RSVP to Annette Merritt at or (218) 724-9111 by Oct. 13.

CCW deanery convention

Hibbing Deanery CCW’s fall convention will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, at St. Mary’s Church, 105 First St. N.E., Deer River. Registration at 1:30 p.m. Pat Bluth, author of “From Pain to Peace — A Journey from Rage to Forgiveness” will be the guest speaker. Divine Mercy Chaplet with dinner to follow. Cost for the convention is $15 to be paid the day of the event. Please call Lisa Neururer, HDCCW president, with your registration at (218) 326-3759. Registration deadline is Oct. 11.

Theology on Tap

The Duluth-Superior young adult group is hosting a Theology on Tap Series at Dubh Linn’s Irish Pub, 109 W. Superior St., Duluth. Doors open at 6 p.m. for social hour, speaker begins at 7 p.m. Oct 16: Father Peter Lambert; Oct. 23: Father William Graham; Oct. 30: Father Eric Hastings. To contact DSCYA, check out its website at or email to subscribe to our email list, or friend them on Facebook.

Rummage sale

St. Mary’s CCW fall rummage sale will be held Oct. 17-19 at 124 Fifth St. S.E., Cook. Lots of treasures for everyone. Handicapped accessible.

Diocesan confirmation retreat

Diocesan confirmation overnight retreats will be held Oct. 17-18, at Immaculate Conception Church, 535 Eighth St. S.W., Pine City, and Dec. 5-6, at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St. S.E., Brainerd. Registration fee $35 if registered by Oct. 4 in Pine City and Nov. 22 in Brainerd, late registrations are $40. Visit under youth ministry or contact Annette for information and forms at (218) 724-9111 or

Craft bazaar

St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth, will host its craft bazaar with vendors, raffle, bake sale, cherry tree, lunch and coffee Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Handicapped accessible.

Fall boutique

St. Anthony’s Church, 231 E. Camp St., Ely, will host its annual fall boutique Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many venders including crafts, baked goods, Finnish bread, jewelry, candles, linens, Tupperware, Avon and more. Lunch also served. All proceeds will go to the youth of the parish.

Fall bazaar

Queen of Peace annual fall bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 319 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Hoyt Lakes. Lunch available along with homemade pies. There will be a home-style booth with bakery, candy, home canning, etc. For the kids there will be a cake walk, parcel post booth and ring toss game. There will also be many raffles. For questions contact Mary Lou Neagbour at (218) 225-2617 or

Fall luncheon

A fall luncheon will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Catherine’s Church Hall, 52265 State Hwy., Squaw Lake. Wild rice soup, chili, sandwiches, deserts and beverages will be served. There will be a bake sale and white elephant sale. Luncheon tickets are $8 adults, children under 12 years $3.

Baraga Days pilgrimage

Join a pilgrimage and spiritual journey to Marquette, Mich., for Bishop Baraga Days, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19. Travel is by motor coach and lodging will be at the Ramada in Marquette. The journey will include a blessing ceremony for the new Bishop Baraga Chapel and a Slovenian Mass at St. Peter Cathedral. There will be entertainment at banquets provided by the Singing Slovenes and the Zbor Splendov, along with other events. The cost is $185 per person (double occupancy). For information call (218) 626-1928 or visit

Roast beef dinner

Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth, will have its roast beef dinner Sunday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mashed potatoes, gravy, corn O’Brien, sweet and sour cabbage, coleslaw, dinner rolls, beverages and dessert. Adults $8, children 3-10 $5 and family $28. Handicapped accessible.

Spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in McDowell Hall at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. $6 per person or $30 per family. Proceeds used to send children to Camp Survive, D-Week, TOBIT, spring youth retreat and fall kick-off. For more information call the church at (218) 722-3078.

Courage, EnCourage

Do you have a family member or loved one who is experiencing same-sex attraction? Consider joining EnCourage, a support group for Catholics seeking to balance the love of their faith with the love for their family member. The group meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea rectory, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. Contact Deacon Walt Beier at for more information. Are you experiencing same-sex attraction and looking for answers? Contact Deacon Beier at for support group information. Also, visit

CCW fall workshop

The Duluth Diocesan CCW is hosting its fall workshop Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Holy Angels Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Opening prayer and welcome at 9:15 a.m. Reports from Spiritual Advisor Father Paul Fruth, DDCCW President Alice Parendo, province Director Denise Haaland, and commission chairpersons reporting on the NCCW National Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mass at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. Fransiscan Sister of the Eucharist Anna Rose Kalinowski will speak in the afternoon on the topic “Woman’s Call: Pray without Ceasing and The Lord’s Prayer and its Meaning.” There will be a 50-50 raffle to support the NCCW “We Are One!” campaign. The fundraiser for Project Africa is a buyer’s choice raffle. The Mass collection is designated to the diocesan Summer Seminarian Appeal. They are also collecting for the Caps of Love collection. Registration for the day is $15 if posted before Oct. 13. For registration details contact Alice at (218) 729-9647 or

Young adult adoration, fellowship

On the third Tuesday of each month, the Duluth-Superior Catholic Young Adults host adoration and fellowship at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and every First Friday it hosts Mass and fellowship at 5:30 p.m. at a parish in Duluth. Catholics between the ages of 18-39 can contact the group at (218) 464-6476, by email at, at or on Facebook.

Frassati group

Following in the path of Pier Giorgio Frassati, the Northland Frassati fosters camaraderie among young adults in Minnesota and Wisconsin, encouraging all to discover the true beauty of “nature” through high adventure retreats and “outreach” through compassionately serving those in need. Contact them at or (218) 384-1590.

CCW deanery fall workshop

The Brainerd Deanery Council of Catholic Women fall workshop will be Thursday, Oct. 23, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 27332 Central St., Garrison. Registration from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker is Karen Schloemmer from Birthright at 9:45 a.m. Mass will begin at 11 a.m., lunch follows at noon. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. Each parish is asked to bring an item for the raffle and parish banner. Mass collection will go for Birthright and raffle proceeds will go for deanery education. Please register in advance by sending your $15 check to Maggie Kostecka, 46902 Earle Brown Drive, Garrison, MN 56450 by Oct. 16. Payment on the day will be $20.

Fall bazaar, raffle

St. Augustine’s CCW will hold its annual fall bazaar and raffle at the church, 601 Second Ave. N.W., Cohasset, Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bake sale, white elephant, silent auction, plants, crafts, coffee and rolls and turkey salad luncheon. For questions call Leona Barten (218) 328-5520. Handicapped accessible.

Magnificat breakfast

Our Lady of the Lakes Magnificat, Walker, is hosting Geri Majcin from Walker who will present her personal testimony and transformation at a Magnificat Breakfast Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Agnes Church, 210 Division St., Walker. Registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by fellowship and breakfast at 9 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $12. Registration and prepayment is required. Please send your payment payable to Magnificat to Lorri Henning, 3080 20th Ave. N.W., Hackensack, MN 56452. Payment must be received on or before Monday, Oct. 18. For information contact Jean Bauerly at or Betty Garoutte at Visit the website

Fall bazaar

The annual fall bazaar at St. Francis Church, 31 County Road 31, Carlton, will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Dollar raffles, silent auction, baked goods, lunch and dessert, kid’s games, boutique, country store and more. Bingo from 1 p.m. to close. Mass at 4 p.m. Handicapped accessible. For information call the parish at (218) 384-4563.

Craft, bingo weekend

St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth, will have its craft and bingo weekend Oct. 25-26. Saturday, Oct. 25, craft market and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., crafts, artwork, vendors, knits, fleece, baked goods, jams raffles and lunch available. Sunday, Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., family bingo, great prizes from local stores and restaurants. Grand raffle prize money: first $1,200, second $800, third $500. Drawing to be held directly at the end of bingo. Need not be present to win. Call the church for information at (218) 525-1902.

Mother-daughter tea

Tea for Two sponsored by Northland Family Programs is for girls 9-13 and their mother or mentor. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Session on self-esteem, communication, cycles and body changes, followed by a fancy tea and making a keepsake craft project together. Cost is $20. Preregistration required by Tuesday, Oct. 20. Call NFP to register at at (218) 786-2378 or (800) 842-0279.

Bible study

Bible study classes at St. John’s Church, 4230 St. John’s Ave., Duluth, beginning Monday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m., in the church hall. Father Richard Kunst will guide participants in the study of the Book of Daniel. Cost of the book is approximately $12. Call the parish office to register at (218) 724-6332.

Pancake breakfast

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, Sunday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to noon. Adults $6 and children under 12 $3. Gluten free pancakes and take-outs are available. Additional free parking in the St. Mary’s Hospital ramp, Fourth Street entrance.

Roast beef dinner

St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth, will host its roast beef dinner Sunday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the church hall. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, rutabaga, veggies, rolls, dessert. Handicapped accessible.

Autumn Blessings

St. Joseph’s Church, 113 S.W. Fourth St., Chisholm, will hold its annual bazaar “Autumn Blessings” Sunday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the social hall. Baked goods, jams, jellies, candy, breads, craft table, baskets from heaven, raffles for kids and adults, and much more. Handicapped accessible. Call the church for information at (218) 254-5703.

Parish mission

Discipleship and the Call to Conversion is the parish mission at St. Anthony’s Church, 231 E. Camp St., Ely, Nov. 2-4, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each night. Mission presenter is Deacon Mark A. Cesnick, O.P., from the Catherine of Siena Institute. Meal provided from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. nightly. RSVP to the parish at (218) 365-4017 or visit If you would like child care during the mission, please call the parish office by Oct. 15. Handicapped accessible.

Youth ministers meeting

Diocesan youth ministers will meet the first Tuesday of the month at the Diocese of Duluth, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth, in the large conference room. Social at 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. RSVP to Annette at or (218) 724-9111.

Holiday bazaar

The annual holiday bazaar at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, will be Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade gifts, goodies, bake sale, white elephant, homemade candies and area vendors. Homemade cinnamon rolls served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; homemade lasagna with gluten-free option available served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor tables are still available for $15, call the church at (218) 722-3078. Handicapped accessible.

Turkey bingo

A turkey bingo will be held Sunday, Nov. 16, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. Lunch 1 p.m., with Bingo starting at 2 p.m. There is also a silent auction, Christmas sock auction and a $1 raffle with a $500 first prize. For information call the church at (218) 722-3078.

Holiday bazaar

St. Mary’s holiday bazaar will be held Friday, Nov. 21, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 124 Fifth St. S.E., Cook. Dinner and lunch will be available. Handmade crafts, canned goods, raffle, basket drawings, cookie walk and more. Handicapped accessible.